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June 5, 1987
Two Las Vegas computer store owners testified Thursday in Santa Monica Superior Court about a burglary committed by Steven Livaditis less than two years before he staged a bloody siege at an exclusive Beverly Hills jewelry store that left three people dead. The testimony came on the opening day of the penalty trial for Livaditis, who pleaded guilty April 28 to three counts of first-degree murder. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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July 9, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Describing the killings during last year's bloody siege at a Beverly Hills jewelry store as "ruthless, monstrous and premeditated," Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Laurence J. Rittenband on Wednesday sentenced a 23-year-old drifter to the gas chamber. The defendant, Steven Livaditis, displayed no outward emotion in the heavily guarded courtroom and made no public comments as the judge ordered him to die in San Quentin's gas chamber. Nearby, his mother, Sophia Livaditis of Athens, quietly wept.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1987
The death penalty will be sought in the trial of Steven Livaditis, who is charged with the murders of three hostages during a 13 1/2-hour siege at a Beverly Hills jewelry shop last June, the district attorney's office announced Friday. "There was robbery, some planning in it, a hostage-taking and an intentional killing of the victims," said Assistant Dist. Atty. Curt Livesay, who was responsible for making the decision.
NEWS
June 20, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court jury voted the death penalty Friday for Steven Livaditis, a 23-year-old drifter who last year staged a bloody siege of a Beverly Hills jewelry store that resulted in the deaths of three people. "It was . . . the cold-bloodedness of the murders" that influenced the jury, said juror Rod E. Seldon of Van Nuys. "There wasn't anything (the victims) could do to defend themselves." Livaditis showed no emotion as the clerk for Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Laurence J.
NEWS
June 17, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Declaring that Steven Livaditis "has no remorse or regret for what he did," the prosecutor Tuesday urged jurors to vote the death penalty for the man who has admitted guilt in three deaths resulting from last year's bloody siege of an exclusive Beverly Hills jewelry store. While Livaditis sat a few feet away in Santa Monica Superior Court and showed no emotion, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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April 29, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Steven Livaditis, the drifter who last year staged a bloody 13 1/2-hour siege of an exclusive Beverly Hills jewelry store, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of first-degree murder. Livaditis, 23, admitted guilt in the deaths of two hostages killed inside the Van Cleef & Arpels store last June 23 and in the death of store manager Hugh Skinner, mistakenly slain by a sheriff's marksman.
NEWS
June 20, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court jury voted the death penalty Friday for Steven Livaditis, a 23-year-old drifter who last year staged a bloody siege of a Beverly Hills jewelry store that resulted in the deaths of three people. "It was . . . the cold-bloodedness of the murders" that influenced the jury, said juror Rod E. Seldon of Van Nuys. "There wasn't anything (the victims) could do to defend themselves." Livaditis showed no emotion as the clerk for Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Laurence J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Describing the killings during last year's bloody siege at a Beverly Hills jewelry store as "ruthless, monstrous and premeditated," Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Laurence J. Rittenband on Wednesday sentenced a 23-year-old drifter to the gas chamber. The defendant, Steven Livaditis, displayed no outward emotion in the heavily guarded courtroom and made no public comments as the judge ordered him to die in San Quentin's gas chamber. Nearby, his mother, Sophia Livaditis of Athens, quietly wept.
NEWS
June 19, 1987
Jurors today recommended the death penalty for a man who pleaded guilty to three counts of murder after a botched jewelry heist turned to a daylong siege on Beverly Hills' posh Rodeo Drive. The decision is a recommendation to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Laurence J. Rittenband, who will pronounce formal sentence on Steven Livaditis, 23. There were only two alternatives: death in the gas chamber or life in prison without possibility of parole.
NEWS
June 27, 1986
Steven Livaditis was charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with three counts of murder and 12 other felonies involving Monday's siege of a swank Beverly Hills jewelry store, during which three people were killed.
NEWS
June 17, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Declaring that Steven Livaditis "has no remorse or regret for what he did," the prosecutor Tuesday urged jurors to vote the death penalty for the man who has admitted guilt in three deaths resulting from last year's bloody siege of an exclusive Beverly Hills jewelry store. While Livaditis sat a few feet away in Santa Monica Superior Court and showed no emotion, Deputy Dist. Atty.
NEWS
June 5, 1987
Two Las Vegas computer store owners testified Thursday in Santa Monica Superior Court about a burglary committed by Steven Livaditis less than two years before he staged a bloody siege at an exclusive Beverly Hills jewelry store that left three people dead. The testimony came on the opening day of the penalty trial for Livaditis, who pleaded guilty April 28 to three counts of first-degree murder. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Steven Livaditis, the drifter who last year staged a bloody 13 1/2-hour siege of an exclusive Beverly Hills jewelry store, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of first-degree murder. Livaditis, 23, admitted guilt in the deaths of two hostages killed inside the Van Cleef & Arpels store last June 23 and in the death of store manager Hugh Skinner, mistakenly slain by a sheriff's marksman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1987
The death penalty will be sought in the trial of Steven Livaditis, who is charged with the murders of three hostages during a 13 1/2-hour siege at a Beverly Hills jewelry shop last June, the district attorney's office announced Friday. "There was robbery, some planning in it, a hostage-taking and an intentional killing of the victims," said Assistant Dist. Atty. Curt Livesay, who was responsible for making the decision.
NEWS
August 15, 1986
Legislation that would allow defendants in murder cases to plead guilty without the consent of their attorneys was approved by the state Senate on a vote of 25 to 7. The measure was prompted by the Beverly Hills Van Cleef & Arpels hostage case in which defendant Steven Livaditis has already admitted his guilt but still faces trial. Sen. William Campbell (R-Hacienda Heights), author of the measure, said that allowing defendants to plead guilty would avoid the cost of long and unnecessary trials.
NEWS
July 8, 1987
Drifter Steven Livaditis, who said he felt cheated by life, today was sentenced to the gas chamber for the murder of three people in a daylong siege last year at Van Cleef & Arpels, a posh Beverly Hills jewelry store. Livaditis, 23, showed no emotion as he was sentenced to die. He had pleaded guilty to killing a security guard and a saleswoman when he tried to rob the Rodeo Drive store on June 23, 1986.
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